Calendar of Events

Jan. 11

Literacy volunteer training — Literacy Delaware is looking for volunteer tutors to work with adults with limited literacy and English language skills. Volunteers can make an impact on the life of a struggling adult with just four to six hours of their time. The group’s next tutor training will take place on Jan. 11, 2018. For more information, contact Joan Loewenstein, Sussex coordinator for Literacy Delaware, at (302) 732-9351 or joan.loewenstein@lib.de.us.

‘The Mountain Between Us’— The Frankford Public Library will host a free showing of the film “The Mountain Between Us,” starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet at 6 p.m. on Jan. 11. The showing starts with a brief discussion of the book.

‘How We Got the Bible’— St. Matthews By-the-Sea United Methodist Church in Fenwick Island will host a six-week study, from Jan. 11 through Feb. 15, about the writers, the selection of books for the Bible, the status of “lost books of the Bible” and how people can be sure that what is written is true. The DVD study, “How We Got the Bible,” will meet Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. in the education room at 1000 Coastal Highway, with Sandy Pierce, leading the study and the discussion, which is free and open to the public. Registration is not necessary. Contact smbts@verizon.net or call the church office at (302) 537-1402 for additional information.

DelTech training info sessions— Delaware Tech will hold information sessions for possible free training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in its Manufacturing Training Skills Program on Jan. 11, 15, 17, 23, 25, 29 and 31, at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., at DelTech’s Environmental Training Center, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown. Qualified individuals will receive 600 hours of training beginning Feb. 5, 2018, at the Innovation & Technology Partnership Center behind Woodbridge Middle School in Bridgeville that will include classroom simulations and hands-on demonstrations. Students will earn certifications in: CPR, Forklift, OSHA 10, and be eligible to take National Manufacturing Skill Standards Council certifications in specialized areas. Registration is required.

‘Love Me, Love Me Knot’ — Delaware Seashore State Park will offer its upcycling and nautical winter craft series on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m., with  “Love Me, Love Me Knot,” for $15 per person. Pre-registration is required, and participants must be 12 or older. For more information or to pre-register for a program, contact the Indian River Life-Saving Station at (302) 227-6991 or visit destateparks.com/park/delaware-seashore.

MLK Peace Canvas painting for kids — In memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., students ages 7 to 15 can help paint a Peace Canvas on Jan. 11 at the Selbyville Public Library from 4 to 5:30 p.m. (Adults can paint on Jan. 18.) Preregistration is encouraged and can be done by calling (302) 436-8195 or through the events calendar at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

 

Jan. 12

Kids’ and teens’ Escape Room — Children and teens are being invited to the Selbyville Public Library’s Escape Room on Jan. 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Youths ages 7 to 14 will pair up to solve 10 riddles or puzzles to escape.. Lunch will be provided. Preregistration is encouraged and can be done by calling (302) 436-8195 or through the events calendar at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

 

Jan. 13

Spaghetti-and-meatball dinner — The Auxiliary of the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company will host its second all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m., at 30 N. Main Street, Selbyville. The menu features spaghetti, sauce (with and without meat), salad, garlic bread and assorted desserts.  Tickets cost $10 for adults or $5 for children, with those 3 or younger eating free of charge. Carry-outs will be available. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at Selbyville Town Hall, 68 W Church Street.

Selbyville Comic Alliance — The Selbyville Comic Alliance — adult and teen comic book enthusiasts — will gather to discuss their latest reads, swap comics and share their newest finds at the Selbyville Public Library on Jan. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. Preregistration is encouraged and can be done by calling (302) 436-8195 or through the events calendar at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

 

Jan. 13-14

Railroad Club Open House — The Delmarva Model Railroad Club’s 32th Annual Holiday Open House will offer family-friendly fun in Delmar on Jan. 13-14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays, featuring more than 8,000 square feet of Z Scale, N Scale N Trak Modules, HO layout, S Gauge, O Gauge Tinplate, O Scale Lionel, and LGB (G gauge) train layouts. Admission and parking are free at the location at 103 E. State Street, Camelot Hall, 2nd floor, Delmar, next to St. Stevens United Methodist Church. For more information, visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org or call (302) 856-9250.

 

Jan. 15

DelTech training info sessions — Delaware Tech will hold information sessions for possible free training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in its Manufacturing Training Skills Program on Jan. 15, 17, 23, 25, 29 and 31, at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., at DelTech’s Environmental Training Center, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown. Qualified individuals will receive 600 hours of training beginning Feb. 5, 2018, at the Innovation & Technology Partnership Center behind Woodbridge Middle School in Bridgeville that will include classroom simulations and hands-on demonstrations. Students will earn certifications in: CPR, Forklift, OSHA 10, and be eligible to take National Manufacturing Skill Standards Council certifications in specialized areas. Registration is required.

 

Jan. 16

iPad Users Groups — The South Coastal Library will host its iPad User Groups on Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. The Rookies group is for those just getting started, while the Veterans group is for those who are ready for more advanced skills. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

‘Cultivating the Wild Beach Plum’ — Delaware Seashore State Park will offer its free Winter Lecture Series at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at 5 p.m. each Tuesday, including Jan. 16, when it will feature Rick Uva with “Cultivating the Wild Beach Plum.” Participants will receive a coupon for a discounted craft series program later that week. Pre-registration is not required. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

Wee Read Story Time — The Frankford Public Library will host Wee Read Story Time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers, to promote early literacy, on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Book discussion — The Frankford Public Library will host a discussion of “Winter Garden” by Kristin Hannah on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m., and “explore the intricate bonds between a mother and her daughters and the enduring link between the past and the present.”

AAUW book discussion — The AAUW Coastal Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Public Library on the third Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. The book for Jan. 16, is “The Nix: A Novel” by Nathan Hill. “When his absent mother gets arrested for an activist crime, a half-hearted college professor undertakes an offbeat voyage of self-discovery.” The discussion is open to all AAUW members and the public. For more information, contact Ada May at (302) 436-2981.

 

Jan. 17

DelTech training info sessions — Delaware Tech will hold information sessions for possible free training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in its Manufacturing Training Skills Program on Jan. 17, 23, 25, 29 and 31, at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., at DelTech’s Environmental Training Center, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown. Qualified individuals will receive 600 hours of training beginning Feb. 5, 2018, at the Innovation & Technology Partnership Center behind Woodbridge Middle School in Bridgeville that will include classroom simulations and hands-on demonstrations. Students will earn certifications in: CPR, Forklift, OSHA 10, and be eligible to take National Manufacturing Skill Standards Council certifications in specialized areas. Registration is required.

Better Breathers Support Group — Beebe Healthcare’s Better Breathers Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Lewes Public Library. The meeting will feature a discussion on nutrition. Better Breathers is a support group for those with pulmonary diseases. Information on pulmonary disease and treatments is presented by respiratory therapists, physicians, dietitians and pharmacists. Attendees suggest topics to discuss. The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Lewes Public Library. For information, contact Kathi Dayton at (302) 645-3298.

Teen Advisory Group — The Frankford Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 5 to 6 p.m. Teens interested in volunteering or providing input are being invited to attend.

Singles on the Seashore — Singles on the Seashore will hold happy-hour and dinner at Lupo Italian Kitchen in?Rehoboth Beach at 5 p.m. For more information, call Sandie at (302) 644-8009.

 

Jan. 18

Grief Share Group — The Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro will host a 13-week Grief Share Group starting on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The public may join the group to gain tools taken from the Bible on how to weather the pain of grief and loss. The cost is $2 per week, to help IRSC provide workbooks for each participant. For more information or sign up, call (302) 934-8839 or visit indianriverseniorcenterde.com.

PAWS for Reading for Kids — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 18 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. will host PAWS for Reading for Kids, as children read to a gentle, affectionate dog as trained teams to provide a supportive, fun way for kids to improve their literacy skills and learn to enjoy reading. The program is for those 3 or older and is free, but in-person preregistration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Chix with Stix — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 18 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. will host Chix with Stix, a knitting and crocheting club. Participants can bring their current project, get new ideas and meet other needleworkers, as well as enjoy speakers, special presentations and more. Gentlemen are welcome, and the meetings are free to attend. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

‘Mindful Moments’ — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. will host “Mindful Moments,” as Sarah Bercaw, UD Cooperative Extension agent, presents an interactive stress-management program. Participants can learn what mindfulness is and how to practice mindfulness on their own. The class is free. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

‘Paint Night: Painting with Phrag’ — Delaware Seashore State Park will offer its upcycling and nautical winter craft series on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., with “Paint Night: Painting with Phrag,” for $15 per person. Pre-registration is required, and participants must be 12 or older. For more information or to pre-register for a program, contact the Indian River Life-Saving Station at (302) 227-6991 or visit destateparks.com/park/delaware-seashore.

MLK Peace Canvas painting — In memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., anyone 14 or older can help paint a Peace Canvas on Jan. 18 at Selbyville Public Library from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Lego Open Play — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will host Lego Open Play on Thursday, Jan. 18, 5-6 p.m. No registration is required.

Book discussion — The Frankford Public Library will host a discussion of “Descent” by Tim Johnston on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m., “a gorgeously written, thought-provoking and haunting novel about family, survival and the power of a single choice.”

AAUW to focus on STEM — The American Association of University Women Coastal-Georgetown Branch (AAUW) will meet on Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The speaker, Skye Schmidt, is the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) specialist for the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. She will share Girl Scout STEM Pledge initiatives designed to bring more girls into the STEM pipeline. AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For more information on membership, contact Pat at pqsheehy@comcast.net.

Sussex County Open for Business — Sussex County’s “Open for Business,” a free business development session for startup and existing businesses, will take place on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, located at 21911 Rudder Lane in Georgetown, at the Delaware Coastal Airport. Organizations on hand include the Delaware Small Business Development Center, Sussex County Economic Development Office, the Center for Enterprise Development; Delaware State University; Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership; Delaware Procurement Technical Assistance Center; Delaware Technical & Community College’s 1 Million Cups; SCORE Delaware; Southern Delaware Tourism; U.S. Small Business Administration; Delaware Office of Supplier Diversity; DNREC; DelDOT; USDA and the Delaware State Housing Authority. For more information, contact Scott Thomas at (302) 856-1818 or scottt@visitsoutherndelaware.com, or visit the website at www.sedac-de.org/open.

Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting — U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-01 will meet Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in South Bethany Town Hall. Anyone age 17 or older is welcome to attend and learn about the Auxiliary.   For more information, call (302) 537-7845.

District 20 Democrates to meet — Erik Raser-Schramm, chairman of the Delaware Democratic Party, will speak on the “State of the Party” and hopes are for the future at the Representative District 20 (Lewes, Coolspring, Harbeson and Milton areas) Democratic Committee meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18, at Fish On restaurant in Lewes. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation at 6 p.m. Democrats are welcome to join committee members for the optional dinner and the presentation. Following the presentation, the committee will conduct its monthly business meeting. For further information, contact Kerry Thalheim at kerrythalheim@aol.com.

 

Jan. 19

Beginning Knitting — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 19 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. will host the first class in a three-part Beginning Knitting class series. Knitting expert Lisa Twomey will teach the basics of knitting, with Classes 2 and 3 on Feb. 2 and 16. Participants must attend all three classes, since each class adds to the knowledge learned in the previous class. Space is limited, and in-person preregistration is required in order to pick up a list of materials the participants must purchase and bring to classes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Jan. 20

Storytime in English and Spanish — Selbyville Public Library will host a special bilingual storytime (in English and Spanish) on Jan. 20 at 10 a.m.

Beginner Jewelry Making at RAL — The Rehoboth Art League will host Beginner Jewelry Making on Saturdays between Jan. 20 and Feb. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants ages 12 and older will learn how to design and create jewelry, including three different styles of earrings and a cultured seaglass bracelet or necklace. Local jewelry artist Pam Arzinger will teach design, color hints and finishing techniques for professional results. In addition to the registration fee of $140 per person, there is a $40 supply fee to be paid to the instructor to cover wire and beads, as well as eye pins and clasps. To register, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call (302) 227-8408, ext. 112.

 

Jan. 21

Winter Open House — Millville Town Peddler will host another of its Winter Open House Shopping Events on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m., featuring local vendors of Paparazzi Accessories, LulaRoe, Macramé Essence, Mary Kay, Young Living, Thirty-One, Pampered Chef, Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski, Boog & Bec Soap Company, Perfectly Posh and Be Charmed by Christina. There will be special sales, raffles, door prizes and more. Millville Town Peddler is located at 35308 Atlantic Avenue (Route 26), Millville. For more information, contact them at (302) 381-5891, mtpeddler@verizon.net or www.mtpeddler.com. The events will be held the third Sunday of each month throughout the year.

 

Jan. 22

Dance workshop — Professional dance instructor John Brillantes will teach a dance workshop on Jan. 22 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. Dancers can learn swing, cha-cha, rumba and more and should come with specific questions about the dance they want to learn. The first half of each class will be for beginners and the second half will focus on intermediate steps. Attendees should wear leather-soled shoes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Spanish tapas cooking class — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. will host a free cooking class with Chef Charles Oppman as he highlights Spanish tapas dishes. A handout, recipes, small tasting and door prize are included. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Kids read to dogs — The Frankford Public Library will host PAWS on Monday, Jan. 22, from 5 to 6 p.m., as children read to trained literacy dogs Buddy, Bo and Riley to improve and practice their reading skills.

Republican Club meeting — The 38th District Republican Club will meet Monday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach, featuring guest speaker Erin Wienner, Republican candidate for state representative in Delaware’s 10th District, in New Castle County. State Rep. Ron Gray and Sen. Gerald Hocker will report on legislature activity. The public is invited to the free event. For more information, email 38thdrcp@gmail.com.

 

Jan. 23

Intro to Mac — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon will host Intro to Mac, offering people the chance to learn to use their Mac laptop or desktop in this basic introduction by computer expert Dru Mogge. Attendees may bring their device and their Apple ID & password if they like, but this will be a large group demonstration class. The class is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Winter Coloring Club — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. will host its Winter Coloring Club, offering people 18 or older the chance to socialize and relax while they color. Coloring books and pens/pencils are provided, or attendees can bring their own. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

DelTech training info sessions — Delaware Tech will hold information sessions for possible free training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in its Manufacturing Training Skills Program on Jan. 23, 25, 29 and 31, at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., at DelTech’s Environmental Training Center, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown. Qualified individuals will receive 600 hours of training beginning Feb. 5, 2018, at the Innovation & Technology Partnership Center behind Woodbridge Middle School in Bridgeville that will include classroom simulations and hands-on demonstrations. Students will earn certifications in: CPR, Forklift, OSHA 10, and be eligible to take National Manufacturing Skill Standards Council certifications in specialized areas. Registration is required.

‘Culinary Heritage of Southern Delaware’ — Delaware Seashore State Park will offer its free Winter Lecture Series at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at 5 p.m. each Tuesday, including Jan. 23, when it will feature Denise Clemons with “Culinary Heritage of Southern Delaware.” Participants will receive a coupon for a discounted craft series program later that week. Pre-registration is not required. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

Wee Read Story Time — The Frankford Public Library will host Wee Read Story Time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers, to promote early literacy, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

‘The Joy of Coloring’ — The Frankford Public Library will host “The Joy of Coloring” on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 5 to 6 p.m., offering an hour of coloring for the whole family to provide relaxation and stress reduction. All materials will be provided, but attendees should feel free to bring any current projects.

 

Jan. 24

Apple Users Group — The South Coastal Library hosts a free monthly meeting of a group that shares ideas/problems/solutions/apps for using Apple products, such as Mac, MacBook, iPad, iPhone, etc., on Jan. 24 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Attendees should bring their fully-charged Apple device and Apple ID/password with them. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

My First Art — The Frankford Public Library will host My First Art on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. My First Art is an opportunity for children ages 1to 3 years old to experience their very first art. Young artists will gain hands-on experience painting, playing with play dough and more.

AARP Chapter 4903 to meet — AARP Chapter 4903 will host a chapter luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at American Legion Post 28 in Long Neck. Reservations are required before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The cost is $14 for members or $15 for non-members. For more information and reservations, call either Norma at (302) 945-4895 or Mari at (302) 684-8485.

 

Jan. 25

Casino bus trip — The Indian River Senior Center will host a Harrington Casino Bus Trip on Thursday, Jan. 25, for $15 for members or $25 for non-members, which includes $7 toward the all-you-can-eat buffet. The bus leaves the center at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m. Seats are limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Maggie Smith at (302) 947-2274. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro.

DelTech training info sessions — Delaware Tech will hold information sessions for possible free training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in its Manufacturing Training Skills Program on Jan. 25, 29 and 31, at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., at DelTech’s Environmental Training Center, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown. Qualified individuals will receive 600 hours of training beginning Feb. 5, 2018, at the Innovation & Technology Partnership Center behind Woodbridge Middle School in Bridgeville that will include classroom simulations and hands-on demonstrations. Students will earn certifications in: CPR, Forklift, OSHA 10, and be eligible to take National Manufacturing Skill Standards Council certifications in specialized areas. Registration is required.

‘Upcycling: Sea Glass Suncatchers’ — Delaware Seashore State Park will offer its upcycling and nautical winter craft series on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., with “Upcycling: Sea Glass Suncatchers,” for $20 per person. Pre-registration is required, and participants must be 12 or older. For more information or to pre-register for a program, contact the Indian River Life-Saving Station at (302) 227-6991 or visit destateparks.com/park/delaware-seashore. 

‘Preserving War Letters’ — Delaware Humanities Forum speaker Nancy Lynch will present “Preserving War Letters: Touchstones of Time,” on Jan. 25 at the Selbyville Public Library, teaching attendees how to — and how not to — safeguard letters from Delaware troops at war in an interactive program. Journalist Lynch received nearly 1,000 letters from the front lines of the Vietnam War for her newspaper column at the time. Preregistration is encouraged and can be done by calling (302) 436-8195 or through the events calendar at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

Singles on the Seashore — Singles on the Seashore will partake in happy-hour and light fare at a-Muse restaurant in Rehoboth Beach at 4 p.m. For more information, call Nancy at (302) 581-3009.

 

Jan. 26

Kids play ‘Wheel of Fortune’ — Children can drop into the Selbyville Public Library from 1 to 2 p.m. on Jan. 26 to play a friendly game of “Wheel of Fortune.” Small prizes will be given to the winners.

 

Jan. 27

Indoor flea market — The Indian River Senior Center will host an indoor flea market on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon. Vendor tables are available to rent for $15 for members or $25 for non-members. Vendors should visit the center for an application and to pay to reserve a table. IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro. For more information, call (302) 934-8839 or visit indianriverseniorcenterde.com.

 

Jan. 28

AUCE chicken-and-dumplings — Dagsboro American Legion Post 24 will host an all-you-can-eat Homemade Chicken & Dumpling Dinner on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the post, across from Royal Farms in Dagsboro. Dinner includes all-you-can-eat homemade chicken-and-dumplings, mashed potatoes, dressing and green beans, and one dessert per person. The cost is $10 per person.

Sunday music worship — Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 28311 Clayton Street in Dagsboro, will present its fourth Sunday music worship program on Jan. 28, beginning at 6 p.m., featuring performances by the gospel duo Sarah & Anna. All are welcome. Refreshments will follow the program in Bethel Center. For information, call (302) 732-6805.

Singles on the Seashore — Singles on the Seashore will the Lewes Chamber Players at St. Peter’s in Lewes at 2 p.m. For more information, call Nancy at (302) 581-3009.

 

Jan. 29

Classical guitar concert — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 29 from 3 to 4 p.m. will host a free classical guitar concert by Carnegie Hall alumnus Peter Fletcher. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

DelTech training info sessions — Delaware Tech will hold information sessions for possible free training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in its Manufacturing Training Skills Program on Jan. 29 and 31, at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., at DelTech’s Environmental Training Center, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown. Qualified individuals will receive 600 hours of training beginning Feb. 5, 2018, at the Innovation & Technology Partnership Center behind Woodbridge Middle School in Bridgeville that will include classroom simulations and hands-on demonstrations. Students will earn certifications in: CPR, Forklift, OSHA 10, and be eligible to take National Manufacturing Skill Standards Council certifications in specialized areas. Registration is required.

 

Jan. 30

Smart Health Insurance — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. will host Smart Health Insurance, as accredited financial counselor Maria Pippidas from the UD Cooperative Extension reveals smart actions for using health insurance wisely, including seven strategies for getting the most out of using health insurance to keep healthy and financially well. The class is free. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Ask the financial expert — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 30 from 1 to 2 p.m. will host an Ask the Expert session with accredited financial counselor Maria Pippidas from the UD Cooperative Extension, who will answer financial-related questions in this drop-in session, on a first-come, first-served basis. The session is free. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Your Aging Parents’ Finances — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 30 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. will host Your Aging Parents’ Finances, as accredited financial counselor Maria Pippidas from the UD Cooperative Extension explains what she says every child should know about their aging parents; finances, including information and financial documents caregivers need to perform their caregiving duties. Attendees will able to better understand their loved one’s financial situation, see more clearly how finances could change, and determine how best to communicate about caregiving and financial issues with family members. The session is free. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Wee Read Story Time — The Frankford Public Library will host Wee Read Story Time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers, to promote early literacy, on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

‘American view of the Constitution’ — Delaware Seashore State Park will offer its free Winter Lecture Series at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at 5 p.m. each Tuesday, including Jan. 30, when it will feature Larry Mayo with “The American View of the U.S. Constitution.” Participants will receive a coupon for a discounted craft series program later that week. Pre-registration is not required. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

 

Jan. 30, Feb. 6

Computer Basics — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to noon will host Computer Basics, teaching the basics of using a personal computer (Windows 10). Instruction includes identifying the parts of a computer, important keyboard functions, how to navigate with Windows and how to access the Internet. The class is free, but pre-registration is required, and participants must take part in both classes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Jan. 31

DelTech training info sessions — Delaware Tech will hold an information session for possible free training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in its Manufacturing Training Skills Program on Jan. 31, at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., at DelTech’s Environmental Training Center, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown. Qualified individuals will receive 600 hours of training beginning Feb. 5, 2018, at the Innovation & Technology Partnership Center behind Woodbridge Middle School in Bridgeville that will include classroom simulations and hands-on demonstrations. Students will earn certifications in: CPR, Forklift, OSHA 10, and be eligible to take National Manufacturing Skill Standards Council certifications in specialized areas. Registration is required.

‘Inspire Your Heart with Art’ — Attendees at the “Vision Board: Inspire Your Heart with Art” event at the Selbyville Public Library on Jan. 31, at 4 p.m. will make a collage depicting their goals for the new year using a variety of pictures and words cut from magazines. Participants should be 14 or older, and preregistration is encouraged and can be done by calling (302) 436-8195 or through the events calendar at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

Teen Reads — The Frankford Public Library will host Teen Reads, a Recent Reads book discussion for teens, on Jan. 31 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Healthy Eating Group — Beebe Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy will host a Healthy Eating Group session from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the Cardiovascular Conference Room at the medical center in Lewes. The session will be led by Arlene Feleccia, registered licensed dietician, and will address risk factors for pre-diabetes, diabetes prevention and general healthy eating information. Participants may RSVP or get more information by calling the office at (302) 645-3121. All are welcome to attend.

Singles on the Seashore — Singles on the Seashore will partake in happy-hour and light fare at Cooter Brown’s in Rehoboth Beach at 4 p.m. For more information, call Nancy at (302) 581-3009.

Beebe expansion talk — Beebe Healthcare President and CEO Jeffrey M. Fried will speak at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, about Beebe’s planned $180 million expansion.